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Offline slacker361

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Hive made out of cherry wood?
« on: August 01, 2010, 03:34:46 PM »
we have a hole stack of cherry wood that I was going to make hives out of , and concerns with cherry wood

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Re: Hive made out of cherry wood?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2010, 03:51:52 PM »
Real pretty wood inside,  rots quickly if it gets wet.   

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Re: Hive made out of cherry wood?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2010, 04:32:29 PM »
I can sell PA cherry here for close to $4 bf compared to buying eastern white pine for $.74 for hive bodies. I think I'd rather use the pine anyway, it's lighter.

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Re: Hive made out of cherry wood?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2010, 04:38:42 PM »
yes i agree however my cherry is $0.00 / BF , how much heaver is the cherry over pine?

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Re: Hive made out of cherry wood?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2010, 04:49:35 PM »
Specific gravity of white pine is .46. Cherry is .56 so cherry is roughly 20 percent heavier.

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Re: Hive made out of cherry wood?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010, 04:51:09 PM »
I may have to build a deep or two to find out if it will work or not, I just have all this wood and it is just going to waist


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Re: Hive made out of cherry wood?
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2010, 04:58:32 PM »
Sell the cherry wood to a cabinet maker and buy five times the amount of pine.

That is funny you posted this, I had some cherry veneered plywood pieces that I made a nuc out of just last week.
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Re: Hive made out of cherry wood?
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2010, 05:02:31 PM »
I agree with G3farms, sell the cherry.  It would make beautiful cabinets ( or hives for that matter ) but if I remember right the wood tends to be prone to warpage.  Any woodworker out there that knows for sure?  You would have to keep it stained each year, it would be a shame to paint that stuff.

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Re: Hive made out of cherry wood?
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2010, 05:19:16 PM »
I use a lot of cherry for staircases and cabinets. I haven't noticed that it warps any more than other domestic hardwoods. It does darken quite a bit in UV light and after that turns to gray. It turns black if it gets wet.

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Re: Hive made out of cherry wood?
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2010, 05:31:55 PM »
If you've got it, and it's going to waste, use it. :)   then report back to us. 
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